VINNIE PAUL On HELLYEAH Recording: 'It Felt Like DIME Was Watching Over Us And Guiding Us'
Former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott told Billboard.com that the hardest part, emotionally, about launching his new band HELLYEAH was recording the group's debut album at the Chasin' Jason studio in the garage of his late brother "Dimebag" Darrell's Dallas-area home, which was loaded with photos and memorabilia from their days making music together.
"It was very tough at first," he told Billboard.com. "But once we got in there it felt like the dark cloud that was there went away, and it really felt like Dime was watching over us and guiding us. Everybody just really had nothing but positive energy from the get-go. That's what made it work."
HELLYEAH bassist Jerry Montano (also of NOTHINGFACE) stated that Paul particularly helped "when it came down to the nuts and bolts of recording and engineering. That's where that man shined. A lot of people don't know he (produced) those last PANTERA records himself. The guy knows his stuff, and he worked his ass off on this record."
Read more at Billboard.com.
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